Since the beginning with Supernotes, I’ve been adding parental context to common note titles to compensate for the relatively poor search results. For example, I use
Screenshots | Building a Second Brain,
Study note | Building a Second Brain, and
Metadata | Building a Second Brain as card titles, even though those cards are already children of a card called
Building a Second Brain | Tiago Forte.
If search gave more (any?) weight to parent card titles, then I wouldn’t have to add this redundant information in the note titles. In that case, searching for Study note building would automatically return the
Study note card that’s a child of
Building a Second Brain, because it’s taking parental context into account.
I’d even be happy to manually separate child and parent search terms, if that makes it easier to develop the feature. For example, I could imaging searching for Study note | building to help Supernotes understand that it should search for building in parent notes.
It would be particularly useful if this feature worked across multiple parents, as sometimes the identifiable context for a child is its grandparent, rather than its parent. For example, I currently use
<Person's name> →
<Person's name> | <Date> as the structure and titles for my 1:1 notes.
With an improved search, I could drop the person’s name from the meeting notes, and a search for 2022-08-01 John Doe or 2022-08-01 | | John Doe would still find the appropriate meeting note.